Long before Bob Weiner was elected by residents of Brandywine
Hundred to represent them on New Castle County Council in 1996,
he was a respected community leader. His association with -- and
deep concern for -- our community goes back even further.
Bob played varsity soccer at Brandywine from 1965 to 1968.
He moved here with his family at age 14, attended Forwood Junior
High School and graduated, in the Class of '68, from Brandywine
When he started his own family, after graduating from the University
of Delaware and receiving his law degree from Temple University,
he naturally chose to live in Brandywine Hundred.
Weiner helped reorganize
the Council of Civic Organizations of Brandywine Hundred (CCOBH),
a civic umbrella group representing over 80,000 residents. As
CCOBH Zoning Chair (from 1985 to 1996) he developed an expertise
in smart growth
for fighting to protect the interests of the community while
at the same time supporting responsible development.
Through CCOBH, Weiner developed a special bond with the late Phil
Cloutier, in whose campaigns for Lieutenant Governor, County
Council President and State Representative he worked as a volunteer.
With Phil and other civic activists, Councilman Weiner helped
spearhead many of the initiatives that are now a reality, such
as the new Brandywine Hundred County Library.
Weiner's commitment to civic involvement led to his decision to
seek the office of New Castle County Councilman for the 2nd District
in 1996. The district includes western Brandywine Hundred plus portions of Greenville and Claymont. During his tenure, Bob
has fought against irresponsible development and also to upgrade
our community's infrastructure, including sewer, drainage and transportation
systems. Bob accepts no contributions from developers who profit
from County Council decisions although such contributions are not
He continues his strong commitment to the community. Since his
original election to County Council and re-election in 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014, Bob has authored numerous articles concerning land use
issues which have appeared in publications throughout the State
of Delaware and is regularly asked to speak on smart growth issues
to national, professional, legal and civic groups.
Weiner served as New Castle County Council Land Use Committee
Chair from 1996 to 2003. He sponsored and assisted in rewriting
New Castle County’s land use, transportation and environmental
protection laws as part of the New Castle County Unified Development
Code, recognized nationally as one of the best smart growth codes
in the country.
His current Council posts include membership on the Community
Services Committee, Council Personnel Committee, Land Use Committee,
Public Safety Committee, Finance Committee, Special Services
Committee, and Executive Committee.
Councilman Weiner served as Chairman of the National Association of Counties' (NACo) Land Use and Growth Management Subcommittee from 2000 to 2008 and as Chairman of the Sustainability Leadership Team from 2002 to 2008. These prestigious national leadership appointments by each successive NACo President reflected Bob’s nationally recognized leadership as a proponent of responsible land use management techniques, transportation and affordable housing strategies.
Councilman Bob & Cindy
Weiner with their Pomeranian pup, Shayna
He is an attorney by profession engaged in the general practice
of law in Wilmington, Delaware. Weiner is a 1972 Phi Beta Kappa
graduate of the University of Delaware with a B.A. in political
science. He graduated from Temple University School of Law in
1975. He is an associate with the law firm of Fox Rothschild
His wife, Cindy, is founder and owner of Celebrity Kitchens
in Wilmington, Delaware. He has two daughters, Ellen and Rachel,
who like their dad, graduated from Brandywine High School.
Other Posts Held:
Chairman, National Association of Counties [NACo] Sustainability Leadership Team [2002-2008] see www.NACo.org
Chairman, National Association of Counties [NACo] Land Use & Growth Management Subcommittee [2000-2008] see www.NACo.org
Member, National Association of Counties [NACo] Energy, Environment & Land Use Steering Committee [since 1997 and reappointed in 2008] see www.NACo.org
Bob paid his own way through college and law school working a number of part time jobs.
From summer 1969 through summer 1973, Bob drove a Jack and Jill ice cream truck,
servicing Brandywine Hundred neighborhoods.
In 1989, as CCOBH Zoning Chair, Bob organized a series of seminars to help community leaders learn about the zoning process:
Bob enjoys barbershop and doo wop style singing and performs whenever he can. While visiting New York City in 2015 he got a chance to perform an impromptu version of "Under The Boardwalk" on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village with “Cover Story”:
County Council meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings of each month
"Iíd like to express my appreciation to Councilman Bob Weiner who exhibits strength, determination and fortitude and is always on the side of the people. I followed Bobís actions when he was head of CCOBH's zoning committee and made strong efforts to try to stop the Brandywine Town Center construction. He has continued with energy and zeal in many pivotal positions in spite of enduring a lot of negative professional and personal attacks. I appreciate that he is never deterred."
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